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Old 07-09-2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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Oops.

Looks like I goofed. As I said I've been living on my boat since May of 2016. Sold my townhouse and bought me a boat. First experience as a live-aboard; limited boating experience prior to that. Still don't know how to get away from the dock. Does my boat qualify as a trawler??
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:42 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard.
Living or not on a boat does not qualify it as a trawler or anything else in my sense.
You can live in a peniche, sail boat, cruiser trawler fishing boat house boat or in a submarine...

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Old 07-09-2017, 12:56 PM   #3
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My first post, the one before "oops" included a photo and description of my boat. Looks to me like it qualifies as a trawler?!? Yes?
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Old 07-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #4
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Welcome Robowi.

"Trawler" isn't really thing. Don't worry about if your boat is a trawler or not. Simply enjoy the boat and use it how you wish.
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If you are concerned about the style of your boat in regards to this forum, then in the traditional sense, yes, it looks like your boat is a trawler. Hope you develop some more boating skills and get away from the dock...life on the hook is wonderful!
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Thanks very much for your responses. Looking forward to following the Forum and participating in activities.
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Just saw that you are in St. Petersburg....is that as in St. Petersburg, Florida like us?
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Just saw that you are in St. Petersburg....is that as in St. Petersburg, Florida like us?
Yes indeed. The Municipal Marina.
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When you bought the boat, did you have a sea trial? Did you have a survey? Is there a diver who cleans the bottom?

You might want to hire a captain for a few days to give you some training if in fact the boat will start.

Yeah, a 38' Californian is considered a trawler type boat but the way you are using seems to be as a houseboat.
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Some people tippy-toe to the edge and ruminate over what to do, others sprint straight over and figure it out on the way down. Benefits/pitfalls to both. Welcome aboard
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When you bought the boat, did you have a sea trial? Did you have a survey? Is there a diver who cleans the bottom?

You might want to hire a captain for a few days to give you some training if in fact the boat will start.

Yeah, a 38' Californian is considered a trawler type boat but the way you are using seems to be as a houseboat.
Oh yes I did it all right. Had a captain friend help me pick it out. I have a regular bottom diver monthly. Just had the boat pulled and the bottom scraped and painted. It's been out a few times. Even went down to Marco Island for a week. I just haven't learned the technique to take it out by myself. Now if I could just train the cats to handle the lines. . .
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Oh OKay....you are downtown...we are on the beach side. Let us know if we can help anytime.
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you did everything right to purchase it and now maintain it. You just gotta learn to use it! Super hard to single hand it though.
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